Definition - shy

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shy
  1. wary and distrustful; disposed to avoid persons or things; "shy of strangers"
  2. lacking self-confidence; "stood in the doorway diffident and abashed"; "problems that call for bold not timid responses"; "a very unsure young man"
  3. short; "eleven is one shy of a dozen"
  4. a quick throw; "he gave the ball a shy to the first baseman"
  5. throw quickly
  6. start suddenly, as from fright

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